Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee aim to raise funds through marathon

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee have competed in the marathon since 2015 ©TTOC

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The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) is aiming to raise TT$1 million (£114,000/$147,000/€129,000) for its #10Golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund at next week's International Marathon.

Team TTO, led by TTOC President Brian Lewis, have competed in the Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon since 2015 to raise money for the fund.

#10Golds24, established in 2013, aims to cultivate a system of excellence that will see Trinidad and Tobago win 10 or more Olympic gold medals by Paris 2024. 

The fund looks to provide financial assistance to Trinidad and Tobago's athletes to help achieve the aim.

The 37th edition of the marathon will take place on January 27, with participants completing 26.2 miles from Freeport in Central Trinidad to the finish line at Whitehall, Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

Team TTO will also raise money for Eshe's Learning Centre, a co-educational school for children with learning disabilities, and patients with cancer and diabetes who are in need of emergency medical assistance. 

In total, Trinidad and Tobago have won 19 Olympic medals, with three of these gold.

Their last gold went to javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott at London 2012.

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